Training for Leaders

Step 1 – Personal Learning Plan

Every learning journey is different. Meet with your Training Adviser to create a Personal Learning Plan that takes into account the requirements for your volunteer role and your individual learning needs. The plan will show the training and the support that you will receive to help you to carry out the responsibilities and fulfil the training requirements for your role. Once you have agreed your role description with your line manager you need to create a plan for your own training called a personal learning plan. The plan will detail not only those modules that you need to do, and some others you might like to do, but also how you will do the learning required for them.

Step 2 – Getting Started Modules

To support you in your first five months of volunteering with the Scouts you will need to complete your Getting Started training. You can complete these in any order.

Essential Information

(Module 1)

The aim of this module is to provide all adults in Scouting with the essential information needed to get started in their role.

Tools for the Role

(Module 3)

This module aims to provide basic information on the individual’s role or area of responsibility and some practical help to get started.

Safety

The aim of this module is to provide all adults in Scouting with an understanding of safety practice and responsibilities as a member of Scouts, to keep everyone safe. 

Safeguarding

The aim of this module is to provide all adults in Scouting with an understanding of safeguarding practice and responsibilities as a member of Scouts, to keep everyone safe. 

GDPR

The aim of this module is to provide all adults in Scouting with an understanding of what the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) means for them, their Scout Group, District and County and how to effectively align with it.

Step 3 – Leadership Modules

As you work towards completing your Wood Badge, you should complete the below modules on this page within three years of your appointment.

Training For All Appointments

Module 5: The Fundamentals of Scouting

Module 7: Scouting for all

Module 10: First Aid

Module 11: Administration

Module 12a: Delivering a Quality Programme

Training For Leadership Appointments

Module 8: Skills of Leadership

Module 9: Working with Adults

Module 12b: Programme Planning

Module 13: Growing the section

Module 14: Supporting Young People

Module 15: Promoting Positive Behaviour

Module 16: An Introduction to Residential Experiences

Module 17: Running Safe Activities

Module 18: Practical Skills

Module 19: International

Undertaking the Learning

Training is made up of two stages, Learning and Validation. Learning provides the opportunity to gain or improve the knowledge and skills you need to be a leader and be successful in your role. The methods used for learning vary and you can pick how you want to complete the learning to fit with your individual learning style and the knowledge you may already have. In Nottinghamshire we aim to make learning fun, informative and to meet the individuals’ needs The following learning methods are available training courses.

Induction Training: For new leaders and covers Modules 5-9, 11-19
Skills for Life 2: Getting Going: Why we do Scouting and skills required to be a leader (Modules 5-9, 11, 14 and 15)
Skills for Life 3: Getting On: Planning and delivering programmes for your section (Modules 12, 13, 16-19)
Planning and Running a Residential Experience (Modules 16, 18 and 38)
First Aid (Module 10)

Validating the Learning

This is the process of demonstrating to your Training Adviser (TA) that you can meet the objectives of the module. This can be done through a variety of methods from your TA observing you in your Scouting role, providing evidence such as a witness testimony, or discussing with your TA. Evidence should be something you do as part of your role in Scouting and should not generate any extra work. You will find useful validation documents in our resources section above.